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BigDelta House 3D Printer to Be Heart of Italian Tech Village

by • March 22, 2016 • No Comments

  • Italy’s WASP has been on the cutting edge of 3D printing with their huge BigDelta WASP 3D printing device. Designed to tackle the lack of access to housing seen throughout the world, the BigDelta has assisted the company in developing new ceramic printing methods, while resulting in a line of highly reliable and respected computer desktop fabrication tools in the system. Now, the 12-meter tall BigDelta can be located at the heart of a new technology village located in Italy’s Massa Lombarda municipality.

    Photo by Davide Sher.

    Photo by Davide Sher.

    The Massa Lombarda commune can work to create an eco-friendly village with low energy consumption dubbed Shambalha. There, WASP can assist to establish a working example of a “Maker Economy”, a new economic version in which all things is self-made and residents require not depend on monopolistic corporations. If successful, the concept may and so be exported to regions where, according to WASP, “there is no productive next or well-functioning infrastructure”, such as the world’s poorest countries.

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    On Tuesday, March 22, Massa Lombarda Mayor Daniele Bassi and Massimo Moretti, the founder of WASP and his larger Centro Sviluppo Progetti (CSP) business, can sign a three-year, renewable agreement which can see the BigDelta find a permanent location at the tech village. Work can and so start to take place in April. Mayor Bassi says of the agreement, “Massa Lombarda has always been a district interested in technology. The significant agreement we signed nowadays proves which the cohesion of energy, allegiance and creativity between the municipality and a capable entrepreneur like Massimo Moretti, it’s a crucial element of development for our city and the youth who we want to guarantee an enough next commensurate to their hope.”


    Moretti adds, “We decided to name the technological village Shambalha, of the name of the mythological place which symbolizes the city of peace, tranquility and happiness. A city quoted in a lot of cultural documents for its spirituality and technical advance. House, Food, Employment, Healthcare and Wellness are the basic human necessities of life,” he continues. “In our Shambalha we will print houses and vertical vegetable gardens of various sizes. There can in addition be a laboratory for small computer desktop printing device to manufacture objects (forfeitures, biomedical, jewellery, ceramics). Thanks to the collaboration with a few artists we are developing a cultural project.”

    This is what manufactures WASP one of my favourite companies in the 3D printing industry. With this amazing new generation of technologies, like 3D printing and open source electronics, we have an opportunity to reshape the way we interact in the world. We require not resort to 20th century modes of considering, in terms of affluence and power, but can create new social systems never preceding imagined. The Maker Economy WASP seeks to establish in Massa Lombarda may be only one of most much like systems we will see truly fulfill human requires in a new era of civilization.


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